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Stone Statue Head

Turkic period, 6th - 8th CE

The National Museum of Mongolia

The National Museum of Mongolia

In 1958 a Mongolian and Czechoslovakian joint expedition ventured out to dig out Kultegin’s monument complex in the Khoshoo tsaidam site. It was here that they found buried, Kultegin’s statue’s head, broken in two pieces and a piece of his wife’s statue’s face.

Kultegin (685 - 731 CE) was a Turkic prince & military general. There is a bird featured on the front of his crown, his face has a gentle expression, his thick lips are closed and he wears small ring earrings.

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  • Title: Stone Statue Head
  • Date: Turkic period, 6th - 8th CE
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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